Aug. 5, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Two games against 1998-99 national runner-up
Duke, contests against three teams from the Southeastern Conference, two
from the Atlantic 10 and one from the Big East and Big 10 each highlight
Florida State’s 1999-2000 men’s basketball schedule, released today.
The Seminoles will appeared on television at least 23 times, including
at least five national appearances.
“As usual, the ACC will be the toughest conference in the
country,” said Florida State head coach Steve Robinson. “There are 16
hard-fought, intense games right there. We have also lined up a tough
non-conference schedule. We will bring in some teams that should excite
ourfans here in Tallahassee.”
FSU opens the year on November 19 in Gainesville against
Florida. That game will take place the night before the two schools
meet in their regular season finale in football. Other non-conference
highlights for the Seminoles include dates at Northwestern (Dec. 1) in
the ACC/Big 10 Challenge and at Auburn (Dec. 5). Florida State will
host Temple on Nov. 29, Seton Hall on Dec. 11 and Vanderbilt on Dec. 22.
The Seminoles will also take on Massachusetts in the Orange Bowl Classic
in Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 18.
Florida State opens Atlantic Coast Conference play on Jan. 4 at
Wake Forest. Its league home opener is on Jan. 12 against Clemson. The
ACC Tournament will again be held in Charlotte, N.C. on March 9-12.